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10 Best Movies About Movie Buffs

Cinephilia is the term used to refer to a fervent love for films. It also includes interest in film criticism, film theory, and cinemas themselves. Cinephiles are mostly referred to as “movie buffs”. There are the 10 best world movies about cinephiles.


Cinema Paradiso (1988)

Directed by Giuseppe Tornatore
With Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili, Isa Danieli

A filmmaker recalls his childhood, when he fell in love with the movies at his village's theater and formed a deep friendship with the theater's projectionist.

Close-Up (1990)

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami
With Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Hossain Sabzian, Abolfazl Ahankhah, Mehrdad Ahankhah

Pretending to be Mohsen Makhmalbaf making his next movie, Hossain Sabzian enters the home of a well-to-do family in Tehran, promising it a prominent part in his next movie. The actual people involved in the incident re-enact the actual events, followed by the footage from the actual trial that took place.

Hugo (2011)

Directed by Martin Scorsese
With Asa Butterfield, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee, Ben Kingsley

Set in 1930s Paris, an orphan who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.

Cinemania (2002)

Directed by Angela Christlieb, Stephen Kijak
With Jack Angstreich, Eric Chadbourne, Bill Heidbreder, Roberta Hill

This documentary about the culture of intense cinephilia in New York City reveals the impassioned world of five obsessed movie buffs. The filmmakers expose this delightfully deranged cult by capturing the daily lives of its members. Interviews in movie houses, on the street and in the homes of the subjects tell the story of each individual. Many cannot hold a job, or choose not to. All of them ...

The Dreamers (2003)

Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci
With Michael Pitt, Louis Garrel, Eva Green, Anna Chancellor

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots.

The Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)

Directed by Woody Allen
With Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels, Danny Aiello, Irving Metzman

In New Jersey in 1935, a movie character walks off the screen and into the real world.

Film Geek (2005)

Directed by James Westby
With Melik Malkasian, Ritah Parrish, John Breen, Dennis Adkins

The story of Scotty Pelk, a socially inept video store clerk who gets fired from his job and becomes a sensation as an online film critic.

The Wolfpack (2015)

Directed by Crystal Moselle
With Bhagavan Angulo, Govinda Angulo, Jagadisa Angulo, Krsna Angulo

Confined in an apartment from a New York housing project, the six Angulo brothers learned everything they know about the world through watching films and spend their time reenacting their favorite movies with intricate homemade costumes.

American Movie (1999)

Directed by Chris Smith
With Mark Borchardt, Mike Schank, Tom Schimmels, Monica Borchardt

Documentary about an aspiring filmmaker's attempts to finance his dream project by finally completing the low-budget horror film he abandoned years before.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon
With Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman

High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

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